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Disable scroll wheel on Events Manager location maps

August 15, 2015

Events Manager is a really nice, easy to customise plugin for showing events on WordPress websites. One gripe I always have with it is that the location maps zoom when you use the mouse scroll wheel, something I always turn off when I add a map to a page. Here’s how to fix it. (more…)

Hack a WordPress plugin AJAX action

July 13, 2015

Customising the AJAX output of WordPress plugins can often be a breeze, when the authors oblige other developers by peppering their code with action and filter hooks. But if they don’t, you can always fall back on hacking the plugin’s AJAX action. (more…)

Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings

It’s not often that I quote Jane Austen, but she had it so right when she said, “Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.”

Moved to DigitalOcean

January 4, 2015

I’ve moved nearly all of WebAware’s websites to DigitalOcean, and stuck NginX in front of everything. (more…)

Fix broken tables in twentyfifteen WordPress theme

December 27, 2014

WordPress 4.1 brings with it the twentyfifteen theme, which I find to be a rather nice blog theme. Unfortunately, it adds a new wrinkle to any tables on your website — often breaking them! Here’s the simple fix. (more…)

Sort WooCommerce products first in search results

December 18, 2014

When shoppers search a WordPress website, you want them to find products first before listing any articles and pages. And it’s surprisingly easy to achieve, with a simple filter hook. (more…)

Use Autoptimize effectively

November 6, 2014

Keeping your WordPress website fast can become pretty tricky once you start installing plugins and off-the-shelf themes. Everything seems to want to load at least one CSS stylesheet, and sometimes a dozen or more JavaScript script files. Some also inject great chunks of CSS and JavaScript into every page. Luckily, there’s the handy Autoptimize plugin to help you sort all of that out. (more…)

Set the tab size on GitHub, Gist, and Bitbucket

September 3, 2014

I indent with tabs. There, I said it. Viewing my code (and that of other tab indenters) on GitHub, Gist, or Bitbucket can be annoying because the default tab size in the browser is equivalent to 8 spaces. Modern browsers let you change that through CSS, and here’s some bookmarklets that do just that. (more…)

I twut

August 16, 2014

So I finally got a Twitter account. I figure everyone else is doing it so it must be nearly over, time to join. I’ll be twotting any new plugins and plugin updates there, so if you need notifications for those, please follow @webawareross. Just don’t expect to hear about which legumes I curried for breakfast (was borlotti beans today, will be split green peas tomorrow), what I’m listening to (Katalyst), or RT of k.rudd selfies.

Move Gravity Forms field labels above input fields

July 19, 2014

Gravity Forms has some nice compound fields to make it easy to accept things like names, addresses, and credit card details. One annoying thing it does, though, is put the labels for the input fields below them instead of above them. Here’s how to move Gravity Forms field labels above input fields where most people would expect them to be. (more…)